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What are the warning signs or symptoms that my blood sugars are too high?

What are the warning signs or symptoms that my blood sugars are too high?

S&S track severtiy : A way to frame an answer would be to cite that diabetes can be present for years before symptoms; thus smaller deviation in blood glucose escape detection. As gluose levels rise further intermittant blurring of vision, thirst, hunger, with weight loss, increased urination and diffficulty concentrating particularly after food intake appear. After time lethergy, confusion and coma can result. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs or symptoms that my blood sugars are too low?

What are the warning signs or symptoms that my blood sugars are too low?

Several: You start to feel weak, fatigued , confused, you have trouble concentrating and when really low you sweat, your tongue gets thickand others might think you are drunk as your balance would be off too. The last step is passing out. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of high blood sugar level?

What are some symptoms of high blood sugar level?

Symptoms of hi sugar: Symptoms of high blood sugar classically include frequent and much urination and constant thirst. Fatigue and weight loss may also be seen if blood sugars have been high enough for long enough to be considered diabetes. For mild-moderate elevations in blood sugar, no symptoms may be noted as well. ...Read more

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For the last couple of days I have been passing urine much more frequently. My blood sugars are high and I have had ketones, but no sign of infection.

For the last couple of days I have been passing urine much more frequently. My blood sugars are high and I have had ketones, but no sign of infection.

Diabetes control: Poorly controlled diabetes, with high blood sugar, causes increased urination, and presence of ketones suggests control is dangerously poor. You need to reduce your blood glucose level ASAP. Let your doctor know immediately and follow her advice. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of diabetes, blood sugar level high but not yet diagnosed. Also have Graves Disease. Could by T1diabetes? How quick can this progress?

I have symptoms of diabetes, blood sugar level high but not yet diagnosed. Also have Graves Disease. Could by T1diabetes? How quick can this progress?

Diabetes: If your hyperthyroidism isn't controlled, it may cause elevated blood sugar. Type 2 adult onset diabetes would be more likely than type 1 as your blood sugars must be borderline because you state diabetes hasn't been definitely diagnosed as of now. Type 1 is usually more dramatic and severe in presentation. Your endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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My blood sugar level is normal after 2 hours of eating but high after 4 hours?

My blood sugar level is normal after 2 hours of eating but high after 4 hours?

Need for a proper: glucose tolerance test. "Normal" and "high" do not provide sufficient information. Please see your doctor fora proper glucose tolerance test. ...Read more

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What to do if i know what to do if my blood sugars go too low, but what about if they go too high?

What to do if i know what to do if my blood sugars go too low, but what about if they go too high?

Blood sugars: Do not go too low unless you are on diabetes medication or have end stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, etc. Your body protects you from low glucose. You are probably overweight and Insulin resistant, and feeling a rapid return to normal after a meal. If your sugar is actually too high, then you have diabetes and need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a high blood sugar level?

What is a high blood sugar level?

As defined below: Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and > 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting 126 and higher and > 2 hours after eating 200 and greater is diabetes. ...Read more

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Is a high blood sugar level dangerous?

Is a high blood sugar level dangerous?

Diabetes is bad!: Too much sugar in the blood is a sign of diabetes. In diabetes, the extra glucose or sugar, in the blood can cause lots of organs to not function properly over time, most importantly the heart and blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, and eyes. This needs to be diagnosed quickly and treated aggressively for prevention of damage to these organs! ...Read more

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A kid ( age 7 ) has high blood sugar level. Is this serious?

A kid ( age 7 ) has high blood sugar level.  Is this serious?

Yes: A high blood sugar generally means diabetes and should be checked out as soon as possible. There are other causes but this would be the diagnosis that should be considered. All the best and have him seen soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one to fake a high fasting blood sugar level?

Is it possible for one to fake a high fasting blood sugar level?

With fingersticks: If the hands and fingers aren't clean and dry, home blood sugar readings may be inaccurate. Sugar on the fingers could end up falsely elevating blood sugar. A concomitant venous sample in lab could demonstrate a discrepancy. Also, the meter may be inaccurate. Eating before a fasting blood sugar may raise the blood sugar in someone with diabetes because it would not be fasting anymore. ...Read more

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I am 57year old with high blood sugar level 212, how can I control it?

I am 57year old with high blood sugar level 212, how can I control it?

See your doctor: You need a full evaluation to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes. If you indeed have diabetes, you should be treated with a pill called metformin. For now, you should focus on diet and exercising. Try to lose weight if you're overweight, exercise at least 30 min per day 5 days per week. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a dangerously high blood sugar level? What can be done to lower it?

What is a dangerously high blood sugar level? What can be done to lower it?

Depends: Hi. The higher the blood sugar, the more dangerous, but generally not dangerous until 600 or more, as long as the patient has insulin and isn't vomiting. Treatment is easy unless the patient is decompensated and very sick: insulin and fluids (including electrolytes). ...Read more

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What risks are associated with a blood sugar level that is quite high (in a diabetic)?

What risks are associated with a blood sugar level that is quite high (in a diabetic)?

Short and long term: High blood sugar causes numerous long term complications affecting the eyes, kidneys, brain, heart, etc. Very high blood sugar in the short term can cause more severe problems. One is the diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome, where the high glucose level leads to dehydration and even coma. Diabetic ketoacidosis is usually in type i diabetics with low Insulin levels and high glucose. ...Read more